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Source: New Zealand Police

Attribute to Detective Inspector Mike Foster:

Police have laid charges in relation to an assault on Maraekakaho Road, Hastings last night.

A 19-year-old man will appear in Hastings District Court today charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The victim, a 56-year-old man, remains in Hawke’s Bay Hospital in a critical condition.

Police are speaking to a second person who is helping with enquiries.

We believe this is an isolated incident.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre

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